American

Englewood Grand

This comfortable bar is a low-key neighborhood gathering place. Although the focus is on the booze, you'll also find vegetarian chili and a classic Midwest-style ground beef sandwich.

Handy Diner

This diner serves up American comfort food—vegan style. Described as a dive, Handy Diner offers an extensive menu of inexpensive breakfast plates, sandwiches, and desserts.

TAG Burger Bar (Highland)

An inventive burger bar that lets you choose your protein: classic beef, lamb, bison, turkey, veggie, or salmon. The popular Los Chingones burger comes topped with baja slaw, chicharrones (fried pork rinds), griddled cotija cheese, black bean puree, and Cholula aïoli. Don't miss the adult (read: alcoholic) milkshakes. Try the Congress Park location.

Parker Garage

Located in the heart of Parker, this modern space offers up hearty entrées made with locally sourced produce and livestock. Look out for the charcuterie plate and the grilled yellowfin tuna sandwich with wasabi mayo. 

Cap City Tavern

This family-owned tavern serves classic American fare alongside innovative cocktails and beer on tap. The menu is marked by staples like meaty pizzas and cheeseburgers as well as slightly more indulgen takes such as truffle mac 'n' cheese.

Rialto Cafe

Located on the 16th Street Mall, this stylish and upbeat destination features carefully crafted American dishes, specialty cocktails, and local brews on draft. 

Crave Real Burgers

This welcoming spot in the heart of downtown offers a wide selection of creative and award-winning burgers. Indulge in the Sin City, which features a locally sourced patty topped with tempura-fried cheddar, candied bacon, avocado, and bourbon-glazed onions. 

Crown Social

This jazz lounge features live music every night; signature cocktails; an expansive selection of Colorado wine, beer, and spirits; and a savory menu to please the tastebuds. Look out for options like the harvest medley mac 'n' cheese or the pork roulade.  

Black Eye Coffee (Capitol Hill)

An expansion of LoHi's most beloved coffee shop, this location boasts the same high quality single-origin coffee and fluffy pastries for the early bird. Yet chef Alex Figura's new spot also caters to the night owl with extended hours, specialty cocktails, and chic menus. Try the chicken and biscuits with maple cheddar gravy. 

Bagel Store Deli

This fast casual space in Greenwood Village serves up classic bagel combinations and melty slices from Freestyle Pizza.

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